The Lake Compounce Tickets have officially sold out at EHFPL & Rathbun.
The good news is we still have tickets for Six Flags and the CT Science Center.
Last day of ticket sales will be Saturday, August 29th.
Learn how to create your own comics! This interactive program teaches kids 5 years and up how! Be prepared to have fun, create, draw and learn! Tuesday Aug. 4th at 2:00 pm. Please call ahead to register, but walk-ins will be welcome.
On Saturday August 1st at 10:00 am, join us for a reading of Legacy of a Free Spirit, presented by local author Lisa Allen Thompson.
"Legacy of a Free Spirit is a five-part novel that exemplifies freedom and self-determination in
verses and short stories. The compilation is a "free spirit" that has lived
many moons and made many trips around the sun. Legacy of a Free Spirit is a
bold creative collection to stir the heart and soul and courageous spirit in
Signed copies will be available for purchase $5.00 per book.
Light refreshments will be served.
On Tuesday August 4th at 2:00 pm, we will proudly present Comic Construction with Matt from
Free Lunch Comics.
"Suitable for grades K-4, the Comic Construction Assembly and Lecture is an
introduction to the medium of comics and graphic novels using a Construction
Site Theme. We wear our construction outfits and guide students through the
creation of a comics page, the construction of a character, and the life of a
comic from script to press. The educational and entertaining performance
encourages participation from the audience as we create the characters from a
list of solicited characteristics and construct a full comics page with the aid
of the students. Students learn the basics of comics mechanics, the basics of
drawing from simple shapes, and creating a story with a beginning, middle, and
ending. A proud participant in the
Hartford Performs project."
Cosmos Heidtmann will play selections from his upcoming album, The Butterfly Fight Club, as well as other acoustic pieces from his repertoire. Where? In the garden of the Rathbun Free Public Library. When? 6:30 pm.
Sometimes even the littlest creatures are the biggest heroes. See this amazing BBC movie about survival in this great big world. The film is amusing and suspenseful, and the cinematography is breathtaking. Thursday July 9 at 6:30.
Batman Really Does Care About Bats! See a pro-bat video by the actors and producers of the new Batman movie, Superman vs Batman, and make a Batman Cubee Craft. Friday July 17th at 2:00.
Hear the Music of the Cosmos! On Saturday July 18th at 6:30 pm, Cosmos Heidtmann will play a selection of songs from his upcoming album, The Butterfly Fight Club, as well as other acoustic originals. Music in the Garden at the Rathbun Free Memorial Library in East Haddam.
And that's not all! There are more July happenings to enjoy. Come in to the library to check out all our summer events and programs for all ages.
The Nintendo Wii U will be setup with 8-Player Super Smash Bros. Board games will be available for those in the mood to conquer the world, solve a murder, get a life, or check a king. Gamers are also encouraged to bring their DS or 3DS to partake in some multiplayer Smash or Pokemon (any generation) with friends. It's also a great time to relax, play some Magic the Gathering, and spend time with friends.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Library will start the Summer Reading Program with our annual Teddy Bear Picnic. This year, in keeping with the theme Every Hero Has a Story, you will be invited to make a cape for your new, take-home teddy bear.
On Monday June 29th at noon, bring your lunch, listen to stories read by Grandma Beth, and meet your new superhero teddy. Please contact the library to register for this event.